[Neuroimaging] Journal articles based on PRs

Chris Filo Gorgolewski krzysztof.gorgolewski at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 10:55:52 EDT 2016

On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 7:36 AM, Yaroslav Halchenko <lists at onerussian.com>

> On Tue, 12 Apr 2016, Chris Filo Gorgolewski wrote:
> >    - There is one publication which makes citing easy (compare to
> >    Freesurfer
> https://surfer.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/fswiki/FreeSurferMethodsCitation,
> >    also consider that some journals limit the number of references)
> >    - There is no overhead of writing, submitting, and revising a
> manuscript
> >    on top of developing and revising code
> brief follow-up.  IMHO Zenodo solution is indeed great and I hope
> to do the same later on for our projects.  BUT I still think that
> ideally we should support "FreeSurfer"'s approach for citing relevant
> methods papers for specific algorithms/implementations.  That is why I
> would strongly encourage you to look/join our slowly moving
> http://duecredit.org effort.
> As for the number of references, I hope that such archaic demands would
> be relaxed soon(ish) and there are ongoing efforts:
> https://twitter.com/figgyjam/status/721755759449493505

Totally agree!

> >    There is, however, one big drawback - there is only one first and one
> >    senior author on the Zenodo handle. I think this calls for a hybrid
> >    solution: an always up to date Zenodo entry combined with individual
> >    papers written by developers who feel they need such publication and
> are
> >    willing to put the extra effort of writing the manuscript. I would
> stay
> >    away from making a "deal" or explicitly recommending one particular
> >    commercial publisher.
> BTW -- have you looked into some Zenodo API to be able to modify the
> record automagically?  then may be for each release the order of authors
> could be generated automagically e.g. by sorting according to some
> metric since previous release (as bad as # of commits and/or lines
> of code touched), followed by the rest of the authors in the order as in
> the previous release.   So the order would then be quite dynamic... may
> be the last X contributors (seniors) could be selected from those based
> on overall (not just between releases) value of the metric, also
> joggling/looping through the releases.
> not an ideal, but imho viable way... what do you think?
Yup - this exactly what we are planning to do. IT did require some manual
curation (we have over 100 contributors) to figure out real names,
affiliations and ORCID for everyone.


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